Ellis, Ethelyn, 1894-1996

Ellis taught art at Coronado High School (two years). With husband owned Ellis Neon Company in Los Angeles until blackout during World War II put them out of business. The couple moved to Medford Oregon and owned and operated Medford Neon Co. from 1943 to 1956. They were the area's major neon sign designers and manufacturers for many years and other local sign manufacturers got their start by working with them.
(Reference: "Blazing the Way," Table Rock Sentinel, November/December 1991; "Neon designer Ethelyn Ellis , 101, dies," Mail Tribune, Feb. 10, 1996)

Other Name(s): 

Ethelyn Jane Hatheway

City: 

Medford

Birthplace: 

Logan County , Kansas

Place of death: 

Medford, Oregon

Spouse: 

Ralph Ellis (d. Aug. 1987), married Aug. 2, 1923

Children: 

Barbara Ellis Robinson and Louise Ellis Wilcox

Education: 

Art major, University of California at Los Angeles

Occupation: 

Teacher, neon sign maker